You've hit on the best test- recording a 1K tone from one end of the reel
to the other, then splicing the two ends together and measuring the

Steve Smolian

Original Message:
From: Richard L. Hess [log in to unmask]
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 21:04:50 -0800
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Constant Tension Machines

Thanks for the clarification, Rod. The extent of the speed change
throughout a pack is variable, but it is apparently noticeable to some--to
the point where beginnings and ends of a tape could not be spliced together
in some projects. I never saw this even on consumer ReVox A77 machines. I
now have all constant-tension machines and in my tape restoration work I
haven't actually come across a problem of any significance in this regard.



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